Tai Hsu is currently a faculty of Northwestern Polytechnic University. His research covers areas of AI, algorithms, computational biology, cybernetics, machine vision, and supercomputing. His work in computational biology won an award from the National Library of Medicine. His work in quantum chemistry won the best paper award (Journal of Chinese Chemical Society, Taiwan). He was also one of the contributors of the NSF award (No. 9818414) for Computer Science Department of Oregon State University. He was a distinguished employee of Providian Financial Corp., saving the employer many millions of dollars with his scalable, reliable, and reusable methods to process the extremely large amount of credit card data. One of his programs was acclaimed as one of the world's top 500 most useful utilities.